Local officials are applauding the efforts of local residents to stay home during the outbreak of coronavirus in hopes of slowing the spread.
Warner Hospital CEO Paul Skowron on the WHOW Morning Show Monday applauded residents for limiting their travel and helping keep the spread minimal locally. As of Monday morning, only an out of area college student had tested positive for the virus.
Executive Director of the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department, Dave Remmert echoes Skowron's thoughts and credits people for taking the Governor's order seriously and adhering to the social distancing guidelines by the federal government.
Skowron says to not get alarmed as the daily totals of cases in the United States continue to go up. He points out the country and State of Illinois are doing a lot more testing than the rest of the world and we are also dedicating resources to treating patients.
Sunday saw the biggest increase in cases in Illinois since testing started and Governor Pritzker has his sights set on testing 10,000 Illinoisans a day. Remmert indicates numbers are going to continue to climb as testing centers become more prominent and more labs begin processing these tests.
Skowron agrees with Remmert and points out the positive tests are going to continue to grow even higher but says once everyone has been tested, numbers will begin to go down.